US 2648107 A
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Aug. 11, 1953 w. M. BATES, JR
DRIP DEFLECTOR Filed Aug. 24, 1951 IN VENTOR v XOMZIcJam ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. l1, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Walter mt ttsffi'f lfin rs gove, N. J. Application August 24, 1951, Serial No. 243,465
This invention relates to a drip deflector and more particularly to a deflector oi! corrosion resisting material adapted to be attached to a window sill to deflect rainwater away from a building wall below 'the window sill and thus reduce staining of the building wall.
It is among the objects of the invention to provide an improved drip deflector which extendsoutwardly of the outer edge and across the ends of an associated window sill and receives rainwater from an adjacent window and deflects the water outwardly from the building wall belowthe window sill to prevent the water from staining the outer surface of the building wall; which canbe mounted on an existing window sill with no material modification of the window construction and is adjustable for window sills of different lengths} which is formed of corrosion and weather resisting material; which is easy to apply and does not detract from the appearance of a building to which the drip deflector is applied; and which is simple and durable in construction, economical to manufacture, and effective in operation.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the following description and the appended claim in conjunction with the accompanying drawing where- 1n:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the lower portion of a window with a window sill extension illustrative of the invention applied to the window sill; and
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the window sill extension. 1
With continued reference to the drawing, the window fragmentarily illustrated in Figure 1 has a window sill l extending along its bottom end and projecting outwardly somewhat beyond the outer surface of the associated building wall, not illustrated, in a manner well known to the art, and has external trim side members or stiles II and I2 of substantially rectangular cross sectional shape extending perpendicularly upwardly from the window sill H! at the respectively opposite ends of the latter.
The drip guard or deflector indicated at I 3, is a sheet metal structure, preferably formed of a corrosion resisting metal, such as, galvanized iron or aluminum, and includes an intermediate portion 14 of elongated rectangular shape and end portions or guards l5 and I6 extending perpendicularly from the same side of the intermediate portion at the respectively opposite ends of the latter.
The intermediate portion It has along one longitudinally extending edge an attaching strip 11 which is provided'with nail holes l8 at spaced apart locations therealong'. The attaching strip I1 is inclined transversely relative to the intermediate portion H, so that when the marginal portion or attaching strip I1 is nailed to the substantially horizontal under surface of a window sill adjacent the outer edge of the latter, the remaining portion or flange l9 projects outwardly and downwardly beyond the outer edge of the window sill.
The end portions or guards l5 and I6 have straight bottom edges substantially in the plane of the upper surface of the attaching strip l1, and have a width greater than the combined width of the strip l1 and the flange IS the major portions of said guards extending beyond the said attaching strip I1.
The edges 20 and 2| of the end portions of guards l5 and I6 remote from the flange I9 are substantially perpendicular to the edges 22 and 23 which lie in the plane of the attaching strip l1, and the edges 24 and 25 of the end portions or guards I5 and I6 opposite the edges 22 and 23 lie substantially parallel to the edges 20 and 2|. The edges 26 and 21 extend upwardly and inwardly as they recede from the junctions of the lower edges of the guards with the outer edge of the flange l9, and carried by the guards adjacent the top edges 24 and 25 thereof are outwardly and upwardly inclined flanges 24 and 25' respectively. Nail holes, as indicated at 28 for the end member or uard 15, and 29 for the end member l6, are provided in the end members or guards adjacent the top edges 24 and 25 thereof, these nail holes being spaced apart a distance less than the thickness of the outside trim members or stiles II and [2 of the window frame.
The attaching strip l1 and the flange comprising the intermediate portion of the drip deflector is preferably provided in a length corresponding to the maximum length of the window sill to which the device is to be applied and is divided intermediate its length along a line extending transversely thereof, so that the adjacent ends of the two parts of the intermediate portion H can be overlapped, as illustrated in Figure 1, when the deflector is applied to a window sill of less than the maximum length to thereby accommodate the deflector to window sills of difl'erent lengths.
In applying the deflector to a window sill, one part of the intermediate portion I4 is placed 3 under the window sill with the associated end member or guard against the corresponding end of the window sill and with the inner edge of the strip I1 extending along the outer bottom edge of the window sill, nails are driven through the holes l8 and upwardly into the window sill and nails are driven through the holes 29 and into the corresponding side trim member or stile to rigidly secure this part of the deflector to the window sill. The other part of the deflector is then placed on the window sill in the same manner with the parts of the intermediate portion I4 of the extension overlapping at their adjacent What is claimed is:
A drip deflector for attachment to a window frame comprising an longated rectangular at taching strip adapted to be attached to the under side of the window sill of a window frame, an elongated rectangular drip deflecting flange car ried by the attaching strip and projecting outwardly and downwardly from one longitudinal side edge thereof and beyond the outer side of the window sill, guards'carrled by the flange adjacent opposite ends thereof, said guards extending upwardly and rearwardly from the flange ends, if necessary, and nails are driven through the nail holes in this second part of the extension to secure the latter firmly to the window sill and the corresponding side trim member or 4 stile.
When the drip deflector is in place, -rain-' water flowing down the outer edges of the stiles will encounter the flanges 24 and 25 and will be directed thereby onto the flange l9, and water flowing down the window will be confined between the guards l5 and I6 and caused to flow onto the flange I9. Water flowing off of the sill l0 will also flow onto the flange l9 and all of the water will be deflected over the outer edge of the deflector and will fall from there to the ground without contacting the side wall of the building below the associated window.
The invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or essential characteristics thereof. The present embodiment is, therefore, to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, the
scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claim rather than by the foregoing description, and all changes which come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claim are, therefore, intended to be embraced therein.
in substantially perpendicular relation to the attaching strip for attachment to the stiles of the window frame above the sill thereof, said guards overlying opposite ends of the window sill, and
- flanges carried by the guards and extending upwardly and outwardly therefrom to form with the stiles gutters which receive water running down the stiles and direct it onto the drip deflecting flange.
WALTER M. BATES, JR.
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